Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
"Put the bunny back in the box"
Con Air is the definition of a guilty pleasure.
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
If Poe is supposed to be the sane one on the plane, why is he played by Nicolas Cage?
Film Rating: 6/10 or 3/5
Its of its time. Loud, unbelievable and fun
My god Nic Cage please caress me with you luscious lady-like locks as you serenade me with the sweet songs of your beautiful voice and the aromatic smell of your hair while you hold me in your muscular arms.
ya the movie was ok
"Well, Baby-O, it's not exactly mai-thais and yahtzee out here but... let's do it!"
Lazy writing and plot holes. Or, as I like to call it DAMNED FINE ENTERTAINMENT.
I would give it five stars but there's a girl playing on her own in an empty swimming pool in the desert.
Monica Potter is in one of my favouritetv shows (Parenthood) and my all time favourite action movie
It seems to me Con Air is a film with a dilemma. On the one hand, it strives to be somewhat intellectual, or at the very least, thought-provoking. But on the other, its plot is so far-fetched that it's hard to take it seriously at all - and there are enough action movie one-liners to shake a stick at.
The characters are all paper-thin, with little more development that expands beyond their prison sentences. The most you'll be getting in terms of knowing the characters is about five minutes of Nicholas Cage's character at the beginning. The plot is close to being endearingly simple, so much so that it becomes inconsequential. At times the film almost feels like a parody…
Why is Steve Buscemi in this?
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…